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20
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11:00 am Club Spring Picnic @ Outing Club
Club Spring Picnic @ Outing Club
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: The Outing Club in Aiken, SC. The Outing Club is located, appropriately enough, on Outing Club Rd which is off the 118 By-pass about 2 miles from USC Aiken. The entrance gate (33.595227, -81.762587)[...]
May
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6:30 pm Dos de Mayo Dinner Meeting @ Mi Rancho
Dos de Mayo Dinner Meeting @ Mi Rancho
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Mi Rancho’s Downtown Augusta – map Join us when we beat the Cinco de Mayo crowds for Mexican food on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta. You know the drill, show up, chat and eat,[...]

Recent Posts

Road Rally Anyone?

David & Ellie Brock want to put on another of their fabulous Road Rallies, but would like to get at least 5 cars (and hopefully a lot more) to do the event.

These are fun rallies, just follow the somewhat cryptic instructions that lead you around local streets where you have to take several required pictures. The winner is the one who finishes closest to the mileage that the Brocks took to travel the route. We have 3 proposed dates, April 20, September 21 and October 19.

If you are interested doing a rally, please comment below with which date, or dates, you can do it on.

They need at least a couple months to something like this up, so we will need an answer on the April 20th date in the next couple of weeks.

Extra Credit III

For all those times you get that question you can knock out of the park. What color was George Washington’s white horse? When does Oktoberfest start? What is the best lightweight practical 2 seater roadster? You almost can’t miss.

You have until Monday 11/5/18 midnight to get this Miata related T-shirt from Blipshift.

They also have a couple dozen other car related T-shirts during this weekend’s The Autonum Sale if you are interested.

More Mitsuoka Madness

From the fine folks who brought you the Himiko, a British Jaguar Mark 2s look alike made from a Miata, comes something a bit more ‘Murican, the Rock Star, a C2 Corvette Stingray.

If the link for the Rock Star seems like it is taking too long to load (about 90 secs for me) you can read more about it on Jalopnik here.

Wanted: One Webmaster

Inquire Within

On November 1, 2018, I will be letting go of the reins of the Club web presence that I have held since early in 1997. I have gone from hand-coding html hosted for free on something called Geocities to a WordPress blog hosted on GoDaddy with our very own domain name, MastersMiataClub.com. It has been fun, but after 21 years it has worn out it’s welcome. Maintaining the site itself is not hard, but wrangling content has become a real challenge.

Keeping it like it is for the hundred something dollars a year, going to just Facebook for free, an online newsletter program or just using an email list, anyway we go, there needs to be someone to keep it updated. This could be you, email me at brian.the.red@gmail.com

I will certainly be available to help anyone get started with the current system or help transition to something else.

Heads Up for NC Owners

A little note from Larry Garner for those of you whose Miatas are from 2006-2009:

We recently got some coverage for Ritas’ mom and got away for a few days and visited friends in Helen, GA, and drove some of the great roads in the area. We get back and after the NC sat for a few days, noticed a small puddle of fluid underneath.

An exam finds that the top of the radiator reserve, where the cap sits has cracked and separated under pressure. On further info search, I read that this part has a life of about 10-years; our car was built in 11/07. Glad it didn’t happen on that trip.

Kinda like when we drove the NA to Niagara Falls in 2012 (2400 miles) and two weeks after we get home, I find a hair line crack in the original radiator.

One thing I’m finding is that parts for the NA are very plentiful and inexpensive but not so much on the NC. There is an upgrade for the NC, in aluminum, but it’s $250, while the OEM one is around $70 or so on-line. I have one on order and it’s an easy swap.

— Larry